CAPITAL/RIVER

REGION

 

The Capital/River region is known for being the state’s seat of government, in addition to housing genteel Southern mansions along the banks of the Mississippi River. In the Jackson metro area, you’ll find local shops and innovative restaurants. Step back in time in Natchez with charming homes and colorful azaleas. Continue to learn about bygone days at Windsor Ruins and at the abandoned town of Rodney. Visit Vicksburg to see where Coca-Cola was first bottled.

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Brandon

RANKIN COUNTY  |  CITY POPULATION 20,096

 

Rankin County Chamber of Commerce

101 Service Dr. • 601.825.2268 • rankinchamber.com

 

BRANDON OPRY

1000 Municipal Dr. • 601.992.4716 • brandonopry.net

Home of genuine country music. First and third Saturday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Admission.

 

OLD BRANDON CEMETERY

Corner of Old Hwy. 80 and Old Depot Rd. • 601.825.4668

Established in the early 1830s, the cemetery contains more than 1,000 graves. The burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. Robert Lowry. Open year-round. Free.

 

PELAHATCHIE CREEK PADDLE TRIP

Put in/take out: Lakeland Dr. (Hwy. 25) or Spillway Rd., take Hwy. 471 N • 601.354.3448

Paddle trips on Pelahatchie Creek. Ross Barnett Reservoir FHS Map can be obtained at Buffalo Peak Outfitters. Available outfitter: Pearl River Kayak. 601.966.5456

 

RANKIN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

1451 W. Government St. • 601.825.2672

The museum consists of three buildings for tours: Atkins-McRae Store, Neely-Wilson House and the Goshen Springs Post Office. By appointment only.

 

SHILOH SPLASH PARK

322 Shiloh Rd. • 601.825.3047  • cityofbrandon.net

Zero-depth water feature covers 8,700 sq. ft. and consists of water cannons, a fort and other aquatic devices. Open during summer months and September.
Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m; Sun, 1 - 6 p.m. Hours vary. Admission.

 


ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
104 N. College St. • 601.825.5839stlukes.dioms.org
c. 1925. Tour this quaint, historic old church and browse through the gift shop. Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. 

 

Brookhaven

LINCOLN COUNTY  |  CITY POPULATION 13,205

 

Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce

230 S. Whitworth Ave. • 601.833.1411 • 800.613.4667brookhavenchamber.com

 
ARD'S DAIRY FARM
3479 Orchard Ln., Lincoln • 601.606.8418ardsdairyfarm.comThird generation dairy farm on 1,200 acres. See daily operations of a working farm, take a free wagon ride and bottle feed a calf.

 

THE COFFEE POT

900 Block Five, First St. • 601.833.1411 • brookhavenchamber.com

This unique structure with a coffee pot on the roof is a former restaurant from the 1920s. Drive-by.

 

FOSTER-SMITH LOG CABIN

Railroad Park • 601.833.1411 • 800.613.4667 • brookhavenchamber.org

This charming log cabin was built in 1825 in Copiah County and exemplifies the pioneer spirit.

Open year-round. By appointment. Free.

 

THE HAVEN THEATRE

126 W. Cherokee St. • 601.669.1878 • haventheatre.org

Second oldest community theatre in Mississippi. See website for scheduled performances.

 

HISTORIC VICTORIAN DISTRICT

S. Jackson St. • 601.833.1411 • 800.613.4667 • brookhavenchamber.org

Self-guided walking and driving tour of mansions on “Mississippi’s Most Victorian Street.”

Open daily. Free.

 

HISTORIC WHITWORTH COLLEGE

110 S. Jackson St. • 601.823.1300 • 866.672.7871 • msa.k12.ms.us

Campus touches three centuries of Mississippi history. Mississippi School of the Arts is located here. Mississippi Landmark. National Register of Historic Places.
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

 

 JANIE’S BAKERY206 S. Whitworth Ave. • 601.833.4321Family owned and operated since 1939. Offers a variety of cakes, cookies, pastries and delicious dough items.

 

LINCOLN COUNTY HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL MUSEUM & B’NAI SHALOM JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM

229 Church St. • 601.833.8023

Built in 1896 as the Jewish temple, this museum features artifacts of historical significance from Jewish families dating back to the 1800s.
Tue and Thu, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free.

 

MILITARY MEMORIAL MUSEUM

125 S. Whitworth Ave. • 601.833.0073

Museum features photos, artifacts and personal items of area veterans and military equipment dating back to World War I.

Tue and Thu, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free.

 

MT. ZION MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL

1160 Mt. Zion Rd. • 601.835.2551 • mzbiketrail.wordpress.com

“The Biggest Little Trail in Mississippi.”  Six miles of flowing single track with variety of terrain packed in the loop. Three trails can be used for biking, hiking or running.

 

TAPESTRY OF CHRIST

First Baptist Church Sanctuary • 200 E. Monticello St. • 601.833.5118

Hand-woven tapestry of Christ praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. Tapestry measures 22’ x 24’ and was made near Beijing, China.

By appointment. Free.

 

 

canton

Madison County  |  City Population 12,578

 

Canton Convention & Visitors Bureau

147 N. Union St. • 601.859.1307 • 800.844.3369 • cantontourism.com

 

Allison’s Wells School of Arts & Crafts, Inc.

141 N. Union St. • 601.859.1307 • 800.844.3369 • cantontourism.com/wells.html

Summer art classes for children and workshops for young filmmakers. Allison’s Wells Quilters, Magnolia Woodturners Association and specialty classes. Bi-annual exhibit of Mississippi Art Colony’s “Travel Show.” Open year-round. Free.

 

Canton Multicultural Center & Museum

200 W. Center St. • 601.859.1307 • 800.844.3369 • cantontourism.com/multicultural.html

Multimedia interactive museum with interviews about slavery, civil rights, early African-American businesses, education, family and music. Included is an exhibit on Sister Thea Bowman. By appointment.

Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m; Sat, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Howcott Monument

234 E. Fulton St. • 601.859.1307 • 800.844.336 • cantontourism.com

This 20-ft. gray obelisk was built between 1894 and 1900 by William Hill Howcott to honor his body servant, Willis Howcott, a faithful servant and friend who followed him into battle and was killed. Drive-by.

 

Madison County Courthouse

Historic Town Square • 601.859.1307 • 800.844.3369 • cantontourism.com/square.html

c. 1855. Pre-Civil War courthouse, located in the heart of downtown Canton. Home to the Canton Flea Market Arts & Crafts Show and Victorian Christmas Festival.

Mon - Fri. Free.

 

Madison County Old Jail Museum234 E. Fulton St. • 601.859.1307 • 800.844.3369 • cantontourism.comc. 1870. This red brick building was used as the county jail for over 90 years. National Register of Historic Places.
By appointment.

 

Movie Museums200 W. Center St. •  601.859.1307 • 800.844.3369 • cantontourism.com/movies.htmlThe Movie Museums include sets from John Grisham’s A Time To Kill, Willie Morris’ My Dog Skip and other movies filmed in Canton. Multicultural center. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. By appointment.

 

 

Centreville

Wilkinson County  |  City Population 1,574

 

Camp Van Dorn World War II Museum

138 E. Main St. • 601.645.9000 • vandornmuseum.org

Honors more than 40,000 soldiers who trained for action in WWII at Camp Van Dorn near Centreville from 1942 to 1945.

Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; first and third Saturdays of the month.

 

 

Church hill

jefferson County  |  City Population 481

 

Christ Episcopal Church

Hwy. 553 at Church Hill Fork • 601.786.3982

c. 1857. Gothic Revival church made of stone on a terraced knoll. Oldest Episcopal church in Mississippi.

Mon, Wed and Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

Tue and Thu, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Donations accepted.

 

Historic Church Hill Community

Hwy. 553 • 601.786.3982

Cedars Plantation, Wagner’s Store and historic Christ Episcopal Church are part of what originally made up the “Old Maryland Settlement.” The community was part of Spanish Villa Gayoso. Call for hours.

 

 

clinton

hinds County  |  City Population 26,212

 

Clinton Visitor Center

1300 Pinehaven Rd. • 601.924.2221 • clintonms.org

 

Clinton Cemetery

500 College St. • 601.924.0020 • clintonms.org

c.1800. Oldest cemetery in central Mississippi and burial site for families of pioneer settlers, college presidents and Union and Confederate soldiers.

 

Clinton Community Nature Center

200 S. Capitol St. • 601.926.1104 • clintonnaturecenter.org

33 acres of woodlands near Olde Towne. 2.5 miles of walking trails with native trees and flowers. Gift shop. Trails: daily, dawn to dusk.

 

Mississippi College

617 Dunton Rd. • 601.925.3000 • mc.edu

Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is America's second oldest Baptist university and Mississippi's oldest institution of higher learning.

 

OldE Towne Clinton

Jefferson St., Leake St. and Monroe St. • clintonms.org

Boasts over 80,000 sq. ft. of original brick streets laid in the 1920s. Olde Towne has an eclectic mix of retail shops, restaurants, art galleries and historic homes.

 

Provine Chapel

Mississippi College • 200 College St. • 601.925.3218 • mc.edu

c. 1860. During the Civil War, the chapel was spared by Gen. William T. Sherman and served as a Union hospital. The building, with antebellum architecture, hosts concerts, weddings and special events. By appointment.

 

Sculptures by Dr. Sam Gore

1300 Pinehaven Rd., Clinton Visitor Center and 199 Monroe St., Samuel Marshall Gore Art Gallery

Masterpiece of Dr. Sam Gore, celebrated sculptor, is on display at the Clinton Visitor Center off the Natchez Trace Parkway. “Fallen Comrades” salutes veterans and depicts

longtime Clinton friends during the Korean War.

Visitors Center: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

Gallery: Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Re-opens Tue, 6 - 8 p.m.

 

Wyatt Waters Gallery

307 Jefferson St. • 601.925.8115

Gallery boasts an extensive collection of original watercolor paintings, as well as prints, posters, calendars, books and cards. Gift Shop.

Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

 

crystal springs

copiah County  |  City Population 5,939

 

Crystal Springs Chamber of Commerce

210 E. Railroad Ave. • 601.892.2711 • crystalspringsmiss.com

 

Chautauqua Park

601.892.0007

74-acre site with wooded, rolling hills and flowing springs. Nature area, with 2.5 miles of trails with treetop elevated wooden boardwalk. Features clear springs, spring-fed creeks and a 35-acre lake.

 

Robert Johnson Heritage & Blues Museum

218 E. Marion Ave. • 601.892.7883 • robertjohnsonbluesfoundation.org

The museum is a tribute to Robert Johnson, “King of the Delta Blues Singers.” It houses a collection of murals of Johnson and other bluesmen. Guitars donated by musicians on display. By appointment.

 

 

edwards

hinds County  |  City Population 1,317

 

Champion Hill Battlefield

Champion Hill Rd. • 601.446.6502

The importance of this battle to the outcome of the Civil War was upstaged by the fall of Vicksburg. Drive-by.

 

Coker House

Hwy. 467 E • 601.446.6502

This antebellum home, used during the Civil War as a hospital and artillery site for both Confederate and Union forces, stands on the Champion Hill Battlefield.

Drive-by.

 

Dirt’s Garden

109 Mt. Moria Rd. • 601.668.6209  • dirtsgarden.com

Leon Goldberry’s, better known as “Doctor Dirt,” one-acre private garden is full of flowers and trees such as scarlet cockscombs, banana trees, lemon yellow sunflowers and more. Open year-round. By appointment.

 

 

fayette

jefferson County  |  City Population 3,515

 

Frog Farm Sculpture Garden

186 Old Hwy. 61 • 601.786.6449

A folk art sculpture garden where life-sized frogs and other amphibians are displayed. Daily. 10 a.m. - sundown.

 

Harrison House

414 Rodney Rd. • 601.786.6448

c. 1900. Situated on property owned by African-Americans since the turn of the 20th century, this home is a virtual time capsule with displays of memorabilia, books, contracts, deeds and pictures.

 

 

flora

madison County  |  City Population 1,886

 

Mississippi Petrified Forest124 Forest Park Rd. • 601.879.8189 • mspetrifiedforest.comNational Natural Landmark with 36-million-year -old petrified logs. Nature trail, museum, picnic area and RV campground. Gift shop. Pet friendly. Daily, Apr 1 - Labor Day, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sep 1 - Mar 31, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

 

Flora Depot Museum

Main and Kearnoy Park • 601.613.4209

Open the first and third Saturdays of each month, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

 

flowood

rankin County  |  City Population 7,823

 

The Chamber of Flowood & Visitors Center

115 Laurel Park Cv., Ste. 108 • 601.932.8007 • myflowood.com

 

Crystal Lake

Flowood Dr. • 601.992.4440 • ci.flowood.ms.us/recreation.asp

The perfect spot for anglers and family picnickers, the facility has two picnic areas complete with tables and trash receptacles, restroom facility, handicap accessible fishing piers and renovated boat launch.

 

Nature Trail4077 Flowood Dr. - behind Flowood ElementaryThe Nature Trail features sculptures, covered pavilions, an outdoor classroom, wooden benches and picnic spots. The lake is a habitat for ducks, waterfowl, native amphibians and reptiles.

 

Winner’s Circle Park100 Winners Cir. • 601.992.4440 • ci.flowood.ms.us/recreation.aspThe park features pavilions, tennis courts, walking trails and play equipment (including equipment for physically challenged and wheelchair-bound children).  Seasonal events include Movies-n-Moonlight and Christmas Lighting.

 

 

gloster

amite County  |  City Population 1,008

 

Gloster Arboretum John James Audubon Foundation

1334 Arboretum Ln. • 601.225.4132

The late Sara and Frank Gladney of Baton Rouge, LA, established the John James Audubon Foundation to preserve the unique indigenous plant associations of the area.

Daily, dawn to dusk. Free.

 

 

hazlehurst

copiah County  |  City Population 4,374

 

Hazlehurst Area Chamber of Commerce

138 N. Ragsdale Ave. • 601.894.3752 • hazlehurstchamber.com

 

Copiah county courthouse

100 Caldwell Dr. • 601.894.1858 • copiahcounty.org

A Mississippi Landmark, the courthouse was designed by famous designer J. Riely Gordon and constructed in 1902. The second floor and courtroom have been beautifully restored. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Depot and Mississippi Music Museum

138 N. Ragsdale Ave. • 601.894.3752 • hazlehurstchamber.com

Items of local history plus an extensive display from the Mississippi Musicians Mississippi Hall of Fame that honors Mississippi musicians and their influence on the music of the world. Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

millsaps hotel

145 W. Green St. • 601.894.6699 • callingpanther.org

Built in 1907, a Mississippi Landmark and listed in the National Historic Register. The Calling Panther Heritage Foundation is working to restore this hotel. One of the few railroad hotels in Mississippi.

 

Robert Johnson Walking Tour

138 N. Ragsdale Ave. • 601.894.3752 • hazlehurstchamber.com

Tour starting at the Robert Johnson Blues Trail Marker at the Old Railroad Depot. Visit places where he played and see another marker in his honor.

 

 

jackson

hinds County  |  City Population 176, 614

 

Visit Jackson!  Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau

111 E. Capitol St., Ste. 102 •601.960.1891 ext. 328 • visitjackson.com

 

 

Alamo Theater

333 N. Farish St. • 601.352.3365

Located in the historic Farish Street District, the Alamo Theater functioned as a cinema and performing-arts venue for African-Americans. Tours by appointment.

 

Arts Center of Mississippi

201 E. Pascagoula St. • 601.960.1500

A non-profit organization for the advancement of the arts in the Jackson area that is dedicated to integrating the arts into community life.

 

Belhaven University

1500 Peachtree St. • 601.965.7044 • belhaven.edu

Established in 1833, Belhaven is one of 30 institutions in the nation accredited in all four areas of the arts - visual, music, theater and dance.

 

THE CEDARS4145 Old Canton Rd. • 601.366.5552 • 601.981.9606 • fondren.org/cedarsBuilt around 1840, The Cedars is Jackson’s oldest residential structure. Dotted with majestic cedar, oak and magnolia trees, the house provides an intimate setting for weddings and receptions. Cultural and community events are held throughout the year as Fondren Renaissance Foundation sponsors a visual and performing art series free and open to the public. Consider The Cedars for your next occasion. Fondren Renaissance Foundation.

 

Civil Rights Driving Tour

601.960.1891 • 800.354.7695 • visitjackson.com

A self-guided driving tour showcasing key buildings, churches and other sites significant to the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

 

COFO Civil Rights Education Center

1400 John R. Lynch St. • 601.979.4348 • sites.jsums.edu/cofo

The Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) was established in 1961 by civil rights leaders to create solidarity among all civil rights organizations functioning in the state during the 1960s. Mon - Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Group tours by appointment.

 

EUDORA WELTY HOUSE & GARDEN1119 Pinehurst St. • 601.353.7762 • mdah.state.ms.us/new/visit/eudora-welty-houseThe Eudora Welty House is a literary museum located in the historic Belhaven neighborhood. Eudora Welty was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of international acclaim. Her home and garden have been beautifully restored to the 1925-1945 period. National Historic Landmark.Tours: Tue - Fri, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations recommended

 

Farish Street Historical District

Amite to Fortification and Mill to Lamar St. • 601.960.1891 • 601.949.4000 • 800.354.7695 • visitjackson.com

This late 19th-century, grid-patterned, 125-acre neighborhood is the largest predominantly residential district in Jackson on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently under renovation. Drive-by.

 

Fire Museum & Public Fire Safety Education Center

355 Woodrow Wilson • 601.960.2433 • 800.354.7695 • newsouthernview.com

Artifacts including: records, an 1870 parade uniform, communication equipment, pictures, helmets and fire apparatus, such as a 1904 horse-drawn steamer, 1917 chain-driven American LaFrance and 1936 Seagrave. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

THE FONDREN HISTORIC DISTRICTN. State St. and Old Canton Rd. • 601.981.9606 • fondren.orgRapidly becoming known as a destination for arts, entertainment, retail and dining in the Jackson area, this booming historic neighborhood offers a variety of opportunities for visitors. Open daily.

 

Greenwood Cemetery

West St. at Lamar St. • 601.960.1487 • greenwoodcemeteryjackson.org

Burial site of six Confederate brigadier generals and over 100 soldiers, as well as past governors of Mississippi and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty.

Daily, dawn to dusk.

 

International Museum of Muslim Cultures

201 E. Pascagoula St. • 601.960.0440 • muslimmuseum.org

America’s first Islamic-history museum. Contains exhibits describing the Muslim experience and placing it in context with other cultural and religious groups.

Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat - Sun by appointment. Admission.

 

Jackson City Hall

219 S. President St. • 601.960.1084 • jacksonms.gov

c. 1847. Former hospital for both Confederate and Union soldiers and emerged unscathed when Jackson was burned on three different occasions.

Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. By appointment. Free.

 

Jackson Municipal Art Gallery

839 N. State St. • 601.960.1582 • jacksonms.gov

An antebellum home serves as a venue for local, emerging artists featuring monthly art exhibits. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

1400 John R. Lynch St. • 601.979.2272 • jsums.edu

JSU occupies a scenic campus and serves as the educational, cultural and spiritual heart of the African-American community statewide. On campus you’ll find the Art Gallery, F.D. Hall Music Center and Margaret Walker Alexander National Research Center.

Tours by appointment. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Free. Donations accepted.

 

JACKSON ZOOLOGICAL PARK

2918 W. Capitol St. • 601.352.2580 • jacksonzoo.org

The Jackson Zoo is the city’s premier destination to see wild animals from throughout the world, shown in natural habitats.

Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission.

 

Manship House

420 E. Fortification St. • 601.961.4724 • mdah.state.ms.us

One of the few antebellum houses in Jackson, and a rare example of Gothic Revival architecture, offering a glimpse of the daily life of an interesting 19th-century middle-class family. Tue - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Group tours by appointment.

 

margaret walker center

Jackson State University, Ayer Hall • 1400 J.R. Lynch St. • 601.979.3935 • jsums.edu/margaretwalkercenter

The Margaret Walker Center is an archive and museum dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and dissemination of African-American history and culture.

Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Medgar Evers Home

2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Dr. • 601.977.7839 • 888.42GALOO (888.424.2566) • everstribute.org

The home of slain NAACP Field Secretary Medgar Evers is a simple reminder of the sacrifices made during the Civil Rights Movement.

By appointment.

 

Medgar Evers Library & Statue

4215 Medgar Evers Blvd. • 601.982.2867 • jhlibrary.com

The library is located in Medgar Evers’ neighborhood on the street renamed in his honor. View of life-sized bronze statue. Evers was the first field secretary

or the NAACP in Jackson at the time of his death on June 12, 1963.

Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

MISSISSIPPI AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY MUSEUM1150 Lakeland Dr. • 601.432.4500 • 800.844.8687 • msagmuseum.orgThe Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum cultivates an appreciation for past, present and future Mississippi agriculture. Explore a 1920s small town, or rent one of our rustic style buildings for receptions, meetings or parties. Create memories that will last a lifetime. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. By appointment for groups of 15 or more.

 

MISSISSIPPI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM2145 Highland Dr. • 601.981.5469 • 877.793.5437 • mschildrensmuseum.comEngaging exhibits and hands-on programs beckon children to this dynamic museum. Explore cultural arts, science and technology, health and nutrition, literacy and Mississippi heritage. Visit and be inspired.Tues - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 6 p.m.

 

Mississippi farmers market939 High St. • 601.354.6573 • msfarmersmarket.comYear-round market showcasing Mississippi's best produce. Watch chef demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment and purchase handmade crafts.  Restaurant on site.  Open Sat, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  Mississippi Governor’s Mansion300 E. Capitol St. • 601.359.6421 • mdah.state.ms.us/museum/mansion.htmlc. 1841. Greek Revival mansion. The mansion is the second-oldest continuously occupied gubernatorial residence in the United States. In 1975, the mansion was designated a National Historic Landmark. Tue - Fri, 9:30 - 11 a.m. Tours on the half hour. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Call to confirm availability. Free.

 

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART380 S. Lamar St. • 601.960.1515 • 866.843.9278 • msmuseumart.orgMississippi’s largest art museum, the Mississippi Museum of Art holds an extensive collection of more than 5,000 works, including the world’s largest collection of art by and relating to Mississippians and their culturally-diverse heritage.Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 5 p.m. Extended hours during special exhibits.

 

Mississippi museum of natural science2148 Riverside Dr. • 601.576.6000 • msnaturalscience.orgThe museum is tucked away within historic LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. It has exciting exhibits, including life-size displays of habitats, an aquarium and a greenhouse. Three-mile hiking trail through beautiful forest to Mayes Lake.Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

 

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum1152 Lakeland Dr. • 601.982.8264 • 800.280.3263 • msfame.comInteractive exhibits, touch-screen television kiosks accessing archival footage, achievement data, biographical information and more. Gift shop. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission.

 

Mississippi State Capitol400 High St. • 601.359.3114 • billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/cap_info.htmBuilt in 1903, this Beaux Arts-style statehouse was designed by architect Theodore Link and boasts an array of scagliola and marble from around the world. National Register of Historic Places. Mon - Fri, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Group tours by appointment.

 

Mynelle Gardens4736 Clinton Blvd. • 601.960.1894 • jacksonms.gov/index.aspx?nid=535Natural setting of azaleas, daylilies and camellias. Hundreds of perennials, annuals and naturalized bulbs bloom seasonally and year-round. Mar - Oct, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Nov - Feb, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed major holidays. Admission.

 

The Oaks House

823 N. Jefferson St. • 601.353.9339 • theoakshousemuseum.org

Boyd House, c. 1853. One of few extant structures in Jackson that survived the Civil War, this cottage and the Victorian gardens of an early Jackson mayor take visitors back to 19th-century life in Jackson. Tours by appointment. Admission.

 

Old Capitol Museum

100 S. State St. • 601.576.6920 • oldcapitolmuseum.com

Begin your walking tour on State Street at Capitol with the newly restored Old Capitol Museum, a National Historic Landmark. See this Greek Revival masterpiece that served as state capitol from 1839 to 1903. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m. Guided tours available by request. By appointment for groups of 10 or more.

 

Old Mt. Helm Baptist Church

300 E. Church St. • 601.353.3981 • mthelm.org

Located in the Farish Street Historic District. Congregation originally met in the basement of the old First Baptist Church until 1867. State historic marker.

Daily, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 5 p.m.

 

Russell C. Davis Planetarium/Ronald E. McNair Space Theater201 E. Pascagoula St. • 601.960.1552 • thedavisplanetarium.comSouth’s largest planetarium. Witness the advanced optical-mechanical star projection and Mega HD system in addition to laser light “concert.” Open daily, except Mondays. Closed major holidays. Please call for times. Admission.

 

SMITH ROBERTSON MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER528 Bloom St. • 601.960.1457 • city.jackson.ms.usThe first school for African-American children in Mississippi.Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. No guided tours on Monday. By appointment for groups of 10 or more. Admission.

 

Tougaloo College

500 W. County Line Rd. • 601.977.7700 • tougaloo.edu

Tougaloo College is a historically black, private, liberal-arts institution founded in 1869 by the American Missionary Association. Tougaloo played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Group reservations required. Donations accepted.

 

War Memorial Building

120 S. State St. • 601.354.7207

A monument dedicated to the Mississippi men and women who gave their lives defending our country. The War Memorial Building features unique doors depicting scenes

from the Battle of Ackia in 1736 with a tribute throughout the building to Mississippians’ roles in wars through the Vietnam conflict. Open daily. Call for hours.

 

William F. Winter Archives & History Building

200 North St. •601.576.6850 • mdah.state.ms.us

A haven for genealogists. Founded in 1902, this is the second-oldest state archives department in the country. A comprehensive historical agency, the William F. Winter Archives contains US Bureau of Census records, news footage dating to 1954, government documents, historical maps dating from 1582 and over one million photographs.

Mon, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tue - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed on major holidays.

 

 

Liberty

Amite County  |  City Population 683

 

Amite County Courthouse

W. Main St. • 601.657.8022

One of the oldest operating courthouses in Mississippi. Contains original records from 1807 and commemoratives of Confederate soldiers.

Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Ebenezer Baptist Church

2856 Ebenezer Church Rd. • 601.248.0894

Oldest active Baptist church with continuous ministry in the state. Established May 6, 1806. Celebrated its 200-year anniversary in 2006.

Tours by appointment.

 

Jerry Clower Museum

One Amazing Grace Ln. • 601.249.3453 • amitecounty.ms/jerry-clower-museum

Located in the East Fork community, approximately eight miles east of Liberty. The museum features memorabilia that highlights the career of Howard Gerald “Jerry” Clower, a popular comedian best known for his stories of the rural south.

Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. By appointment.

 

Liberty Presbyterian Church

Church St. at Broken St. • 601.657.8077 • 601.657.0369

Liberty Presbyterian Church served as a Union hospital during the Civil War. On the grounds stands one of the first monuments to the Confederacy, built in 1871 and dedicated to Amite County soldiers.
Open daily. Tours by appointment.

 

Little Red Schoolhouse

Clinic Dr. off Hwy. 569 • 601.657.8077

Built in 1853. The two-story, two-room music building of the girls finishing school was the only building left by Union soldiers after they destroyed the Amite Female Seminary. Visit the Little Red Schoolhouse and learn about the history of Amite County. National Register of Historic Places.

By appointment. Free.

 

 

Lorman

Jefferson County  |  City Population 6,415

 

Alcorn State University

University Campus, Hwy. 552 W • 601.877.6130 • 800.222.6790 • alcorn.edu

Alcorn State University is the oldest public historically black land-grant institution in the United States and the second-oldest state-supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi. Main campus features historic buildings such as Belle Lettres, Oakland Memorial Chapel and Old Pres ident’s Home.

Tours by appointment.

 

Old Country Store

18801 Hwy. 61 S • 601.437.3661

The 1875 building remains in its natural state, unrestored. Stop at the Old Country Store, located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway between Port Gibson and Natchez, and  enjoy local crafts and the down home Southern cooking restaurant. People travel for hours to partake in the “Heavenly Fried Chicken.”

Gift shop. Open daily.

 

 

Madison

Madison County  |  City Population 21,938

 

Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church

674 Mannsdale Rd., Hwy. 463 N • 601.856.2593 • chapelofthecrossms.org

c. 1850. The Chapel is an example of Gothic Revival design with a lofty bell tower, tall narrow windows and arch entrances. Designed by the noted architect, Frank Wills. The Chapel’s bricks were slave-made “river bottom” bricks, cast on-site from area clay. Historic cemetery. Site of the annual “A Day in the Country” festival on first Saturday in October. Mon - Fri. Guided tours available. By appointment. Free.

 

Cypress Swamp Natchez Trace Parkway, Milepost 122

662.680.4027 • 800.305.7417 • nps.gov/natr

Enter a trail winding through towering cypress trees with water reflections; its subtle beauty and peaceful setting can soothe a tired soul. Free.

 

reunion105 Reunion Blvd.• 601.605.9797 • reunionms.comPreserving nature's bounty. Making the balance of work and play easier. Wooded trails, 400 acres of lakes, beach, playground. Award winning 18-hole championship golf course, tennis, fitness center, swimming, dining. Exceptional barn/equestrian amenities — boarding, riding instruction and more.

 

 

Magee

Simpson County  |  City Population 4,298

 

Magee Chamber of Commerce

117 First Ave. NW • 601.849.2517

 

Magee Heritage museum

First Ave., NW Magee • 601.849.2517

A growing collection of historical papers, pictures and memorabilia showcasing Magee's beginnings in the early 1800s. Call for hours of operation.

 

 

Magnolia

Pike County  |  City Population 2,125

 

Central House Village

110 E. Railroad Ave. • 601.341.5340

Eight unique shops with antiques, jewelry, beautiful handmade gift baskets and specialty items unique to Mississippi. Enjoy a meal at the Magnolia Food Company.

Shops: Wed - Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Café: Mon - Sat, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Magnolia Cemetery

S. Prewitt St. • 601.783.6333

Burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. Evander McNair. Daily, dawn to dusk.

 

 

McComb

Pike County  |  City Population 13,697

 

Pike County Chamber of Commerce

213 Main St. • 601.684.2291

 

Black History Gallery

819 Wall St. • 601.684.1130

Collections of African-American pictures, books and historical materials. Local African-American citizens and contributing supporters of the city and state are featured.

Tue, Wed and Fri. By appointment. Free.

 

Bogue Chitto River Paddle Trip

Alford Bridge, 5 miles north of McComb 601.354.6301

Canoeing/kayaking on the beautiful Bogue Chitto River; 95-mile trip.

Memorial Day - Labor Day.

 

Gulf South Gallery

228 Fifth Ave. • 601.684.9470

Art gallery featuring pottery, paintings and jewelry by Mississippi artists and craftspeople.

Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free.

 

McComb Railroad Museum

108 N. Railroad Blvd. • 601.684.2291 • mcrrmuseum.com

Interesting railroad museum with memorabilia dating back to the 1800s lends insight into the development of the historic McComb community.

Mon - Fri, 12 - 4 p.m. Free.

 

 

Meadville

Franklin County  |  City Population 4,298

 

Town of Meadville

75 Main St. • 601.384.5208

 

Clear Springs Recreation Area

Off Hwy. 84 • 601.384.5876

Activity area, bicycle path, developed and primitive camping, fishing, hiking, long-distance hiking trails, picnic area, swimming and water playground.

 

Mendenhall

Simpson County  |  City Population 2,540

 

Mendenhall City Hall

172 W. Maud Ave. • 601.847.1212

Originally the historic Thames House, this beautiful structure was restored in 1992 and donated to the City of Mendenhall for use as a city hall.

Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

MG&G: Mendenhall Grocery & Grain

102 Main St. S. • 601.847.3277

This old country store specializes in Simpson County/Mississippi-made products, gift baskets, jewelry and much more while retaining its 1928 ambience.

Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Extended hours during the holidays.

 

Simpson County Courthouse

100 Court Ave. • 601.847.2474

Built in 1907, designed by Andrew Bryan and is considered one of the best examples of Classical Revival architecture in the state. Call in advance to schedule

tours. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Monticello

Simpson County  |  City Population 2,540

 

Atwood Water Park

1362 E. Broad St. • 601.587.2711 • monticello.ms.gov/monticello-recreation.html

Park features a boat ramp for fishing on the Pearl River, along with tennis courts, lighted walking trail, peaceful camping and cabins. State's oldest music festival on Memorial Day weekend.

 

Cooper’s Ferry Park

213 Brinson St. • 601.587.2341 • monticello.ms.gov/monticello-recreation.html

Downtown riverside park overlooking the Pearl River. Historic ferryboat route. Scenic overlook deck, trails, gazebo, treetops boardwalk, splashpad, water wheel and butterfly garden. Open year-round. Dawn to dusk. Free.

 

Elisha Douglas Cabin

Smith Ferry Rd., Sontag • 601.587.7518

Built in 1858 and recently restored and moved to central Sontag. Extraordinary example of single-pen log cabin. Built by founder of Shiloh Baptist Church. Inquire at neighboring country store about touring.

 

Lawrence County Regional History Museum

Lawrence County Civic Center • 125 E. Broad St. • 601.587.4422

Located on the bottom floor of the Civic Center. Depicts the history of territorial Lawrence County. The untold story of the political and social history of Lawrence countians is vibrantly displayed in the museum. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Longino House

136 Caswell St. • 601.587.3007

c. 1884. Once the home of A.H. Longino, governor of Mississippi. Fully restored museum. Gift shop. By appointment. Free.

 

River Road & White Sand Creek Bridge

Hwy. 43 to Conerly Rd., Silver Creek • preserveriverroad.com

Road established 1812; iron bridge dated 1813. Take in the beautiful scenery as you travel as pioneer settlers did on what was the primary corridor between port cities during Mississippi's territorial era.

 

 

Natchez

Adams County  |  City Population 17,162

 

Visit Natchez

640 S. Canal St., Box C • 601.446.6345 • 800.647.6724 • visitnatchez.org 

African-American History Museum

301 Main St. • 601.445.0728 • visitnatchez.org

The museum serves as a depository of information and artifacts that pertain to the African-American community from 1719 to present day in southwest Mississippi and surrounding areas. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sat, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

ArtsNatchez

425 Main St. • 601.442.0043 • artsnatchez.com

The gallery is situated in the heart of downtown on Main Street. Spend a few minutes browsing through the local artwork and you will know why each artist has a deep love for Natchez and expresses it in his/her work. Mon - Sun, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Auburn

400 Duncan Ave. • 601.442.5981 • auburnmuseum.org

c. 1812. First house in Mississippi constructed using  architectural principles. A spectacular unsupported spiral staircase greets visitors in the entry hall.

Tue - Sat, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Special times during pilgrimages.

 

CARRIAGE RIDES

Canal St. Depot • 601.442.4581

Natchez day and night tours. Day tours daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., weather permitting. Day tour tickets at Natchez Visitor’s Center or from carriage drivers. Night tours by appointment.

 

Charboneau Distillery

617 Jefferson St. • 601.816.4203 • charboneaudistillery.com

An artisan distillery located in downtown Natchez, in one of the oldest buildings in Mississippi. Tours available hourly. Fri, 5 - 8 p.m.; Sat, 12 - 6 p.m.

 

Clarmount Baptist Church

114 Cemetery Rd. • 601.304.1008

Clarmount Baptist traces its beginnings to 1857 when the congregation purchased land in Giles Bottom. The church moved from the low river lands to its present site a few years later. By appointment.

 

Downtown Karla Brown

406 Franklin St. • 907.540.0001 • downtownkarlabrown.com

Tours, trips and shuttle service.

 

Dunleith

84 Homochitto St. • 800.433.2455 • dunleith.com

c. 1856. Stately white colonnade surrounded by 40 acres of landscaped gardens and wooded bayous. Member, Bed & Breakfast Association of Mississippi.

Tours daily, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Emerald Mound

Natchez Trace Parkway, Milepost 10.3 • 601.445.4211 • 800.305.7417 • nps.gov/natr

The second-largest Indian ceremonial mound in the nation covers nearly eight acres. Built by ancestors of the Natchez Indians in 1400 AD. A trail leads to the top, where visitors can view a primary mound and a secondary mound. Daily, dawn to dusk.

 

Evans Bontura Smith House

107 S. Broadway St. • 601.446.6108 • natchezpilgrimage.com

c. 1851. Built by Robert D. Smith, a free African- American who operated a carriage service in historic Natchez. Once operated as an inn by Portuguese merchant Jose Bontura. By appointment.

 

Everyday Adventure

334 Main St.  • 601.392.3079 • everydayadventure.net

Guided biking and kayaking tours.

 

First Presbyterian Church

405 State St. • 601.442.2581 • fpcnatchez.org

A fine example of Federal-style architecture, built by a congregation organized in 1817. Stratton Chapel was added in 1901 and is considered an architectural gem in the Romanesque Revival style. Also home to a collection of over 500 photographs of historic Natchez. Self guided tours. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Forks of the Road

St. Catherine St. at Liberty Rd. • 601.446.6345 • 800.647.6724

Site of the second-largest slave market in the South. Although no remnants of the slave market remain, on-site kiosks provide visitors with valuable information. Open daily. Free.

 

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

400 Jefferson Davis Blvd. • 601.446.6502 • mdah.state.ms.us/hprop/gvni.php

This National Historic Landmark was the location of the ceremonial mound center for the Natchez Tribe from 1200 until 1730. Museum, educational programs, reconstructed mounds and a dwelling. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1:30 - 5 p.m. Closed major holidays. Donations accepted.

 

Historic Downtown Natchez

Downtown • 601.446.6345 • 800.647.6724 • visitnatchez.org

Oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River. Scenic streets, historic houses, churches, buildings, restaurants, quaint shops and river walks make Natchez an experience to remember.

 

Historic Jefferson College

Hwy. 61 N Washington • 601.442.2901 • mdah.state.ms.us/hprop/hjc.php

Historic school, named for Thomas Jefferson, operated from 1811 to 1964. Site features a museum, historic buildings, a picnic area and nature trails.

Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m. Free.

 

Holy Family Catholic Church

16 Orange Ave. • 601.445.5700

c. 1894. First African-American Catholic Church in Mississippi. A school occupies the main floor, with the sanctuary above.

Open daily, no structured tours. By appointment. Mass Wed and Fri, 7 p.m.; Sat, 5 p.m.; Sun, 8 a.m. Donations accepted. Free.

 

House on Ellicott Hill

211 N. Canal St. • 601.442.2011 • natchezgardenclub.com

House stands remarkably preserved on a perch where Gen. Andrew Ellicott first raised the American flag over Natchez on Feb. 27, 1797. Well-maintained, it is one of the earliest structures built in Natchez. Fri - Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hourly tours; last tour begins at 2 p.m.

 

Jefferson Street United Methodist Church

511 Jefferson St. • 601.442.3795 • jeffersonstreetumc.org

c. 1872. Handsome building constructed on the site of two earlier churches. The congregation, one of the earliest in the state, built its first church in 1807.

By appointment. Free.

 

Kyle House

617 High St. • 601.445.0728

c. 1820. This frame cottage is the only building associated with a free African-American dating back to the early statehood period, and is one of the few remaining examples of the small houses that once dotted the streets of downtown Natchez.

 

Linden

One Conner Cir. • 601.445.5472 • lindenbandb.com

This historic bed and breakfast was once the home of Thomas B. Reed, first elected US Senator from Mississippi. Federal period architecture. Front door used as model for Tara in Gone With the Wind. Member, Bed & Breakfast Association of Mississippi. Tours available Thu - Sat, 11 a.m.

 

Loess Bluff

Natchez Trace Parkway, Milepost 12.4 • 601.445.4211 • 800.305.7417 • nps.gov/natr

An unusual land formation caused by a deposit of topsoil called loess, dating to the Ice Age. Open daily.

 

LONGWOOD140 Lower Woodville Rd. • 601.442.5193 • 800.647.6742 • natchezpilgrimage.com/dailylongwood.phpThe largest octagonal house in North America. Oriental-inspired architecture. Remains unfinished because construction was halted at the onset of the Civil War. Open daily, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tours every 30 minutes, times vary during pilgrimages. Admission.

 

Magnolia Hall

215 S. Pearl St. • 601.442.6672 • 800.647.6742 • natchezpilgrimage.com/dailymagnolia.php

National Historic Landmark. The last great mansion to be completed in Natchez prior to the War Between the States. Features a Henderson family museum collection of pilgrimage costumes and doll collection.
Tours Thu - Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Last tour begins at 2 p.m. Admission.

 

MELROSE

One Melrose-Montebello Pkwy. •  601.446.5790 • natchezpilgrimage.com/dailymelrose.php

National Historic Landmark. This centerpiece of the Natchez National Historic Park was one of the original pilgrimage homes in 1932. Features original appointments and dependencies.

Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tours every hour on the hour. Admission.

 

Mississippi River Biking Trail

Through the Mississippi Delta to Natchez • 601.359.7883

A newly developed 300-mile biking trail. Uses existing roads through the Mississippi Delta and continues on the Natchez Trace Parkway into Natchez.

 

Monmouth Historic Inn

36 Melrose Ave. • 601.442.5852 • monmouthhistoricinn.com

c. 1818. Home of Gen. John A. Quitman, an early Mississippi governor of Mexican War fame. Contains many original Quitman pieces. Magnificent gardens amidst 26 beautifully landscaped acres. Member, Bed & Breakfast Association of Mississippi. Tours daily, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Mount Locust Inn

Natchez Trace Parkway, Milepost 15.6 • 662.680.4027 • 800.305.7417 • nps.gov/natr

The only remaining example of a frontier “stand” or inn. Has been restored to its original appearance.

Daily, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

 

Natchez at Night Carriage Tours

Canal St. Depot • 601.442.2151

Enjoy the romance of Natchez at night. Take a horse-drawn carriage tour through beautiful, historic downtown Natchez, the oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River. By appointment.

 

Natchez Bluff Park

Broadway St. • 601.446.6345 • 800.647.6724 • visitnatchez.org

Scenic park, with gazebo and picnic area, overlooks the Mississippi River. Historical marker commemorates the remarkable life of Richard Wright, a famous African-American author born near Natchez in 1908. Another marker lists more than 200 victims of a fire at the Rhythm Night Club on St. Catherine St. in 1940.

 

Natchez Brewing Company

413 Franklin St. • 828.713.5311 • natchezbrew.com

Scenic park, with gazebo and picnic area, overlooks the Mississippi River. Historical marker commemorates the remarkable life of Richard Wright, a famous African-American author born near Natchez in 1908. Another marker lists more than 200 victims of a fire at the Rhythm Night Club on St. Catherine St. in 1940.

 

NATCHEZ CITY CEMETERY

Two Cemetery Rd. • 601.445.5051  • natchezcemetery.com

Numerous Union soldiers and famous citizens of historic Natchez are buried here among impressive monuments and poignant headstones. Open daily. 8 a.m. to dusk.

 

Natchez Costume & Doll Museum215 S. Pearl St. • 601.442.6672 • 800.647.6742 • natchezpilgrimage.comLocated inside Magnolia Hall, this collection includes antique dolls and costume gowns worn by the queens of past pageants during Spring Pilgrimage. Fri - Sun, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

 

Natchez in Historic Photographs

405 State St. • 601.442.2581

Over 500 photographs tell the story of a small Southern river town from the Civil War era to World War II. Includes photos of riverboats and life along the river.

Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Donations accepted. Free.

 

Natchez National Cemetery

41 Cemetery Rd. • 601.445.4981

Natchez National Cemetery dates to 1866, one of 21 national historic cemeteries established in that year. Located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, the site's topography influenced its unique layout of irregular shaped burial sections, terraced hillsides, and gravel and grass pathways. Daily, 8 a.m. to sunset.

 

Natchez National Historical Park

One Melrose-Montebello Pkwy. • 601.442.2658 • nps.gov/natc

Established in 1988 to preserve and interpret the history of Natchez. Includes the William Johnson House, c. 1841, and Melrose, c. 1845.

Grounds open daily, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Melrose open daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Natchez Pilgrimage Tours

640 S. Canal St. • 601.445.6104 • natchezpilgrimage.com

Offers a one-call booking service for groups which includes house tours, entertainment, special events, meals, accommodations, step-on guides, foreign language guides and more.

 

Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail

National Park Service • 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway • 662.680.4027 • 800.305.7417 • nps.gov/natr

Provides hiking opportunities and is administered by the Natchez Trace Parkway.

 

Natchez Trace Parkway

National Park Service • 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway • 800.305.7417 • nps.gov/natr

Stretches 444 miles from Nashville, TN, to Natchez. Scenic route with abundant wildlife. Visitors have access to multitudes of self-guided interpretive trails, campgrounds, rivers, streams, lakes, ancient Indian burial mounds, historical markers, natural and cultural exhibits and agricultural lands.

 

Natchez trails museum of streets

100 N. Broadway St. • 601.446.6345 • visitnatchez.org

Cyclists are welcome on the streets of downtown Natchez, and they may also join walkers in exploring the historical bluff trail and parts of the nature trail overlooking the Mississippi River. These trails also provide interpretive wayside panels with interesting information and images.

 

Natchez Under-The-HillSilver St., Riverfront • 601.446.6345 • 800.647.6724 • visitnatchez.orgHistoric district famous as a 19th-century flatboat and steamboat landing on the Mississippi River. Once notorious, it was called the “Barbary Coast of the Mississippi.” Saloon and casino gaming.

 

Old South Winery65 S. Concord Ave. • 601.445.9924 • oldsouthwinery.comFounded in 1979, Old South Winery continues a family tradition dating back to the early 1800s by producing a number of fine muscadine table wines. Tours available.

 

Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church

Pine Ridge Rd. • 601.334.6136

Home to the oldest congregation of the denomination in the state. By appointment.

 

Rhythm Night Club Memorial Museum

Five St. Catherine St. • 601.442.6597 • 601.597.0557 • rnconsitemm.org

Learn about the tragic fire of 1940 that claimed 200 lives while dancing to the famous orchestra of Walter Barnes. Mon - Sat, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

 

Rosalie

100 Orleans St. • 601.446.5676 • rosaliemansion.com

National Historic Landmark. Overlooking the Mississippi River, this Federal-style mansion was named for the French fort built nearby in 1716. Rosalie served as Union headquarters during the Civil War occupation. Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tours every hour on the hour. Times vary during pilgrimages. Admission.

 

Rosalie Historic Gardens

100 Orleans St. • 601.446.5676 • 800.647.6742 • rosaliemansion.com

Four acres of formal gardens with brick pathways, antique garden urns and wrought iron benches. Additional six acres of meadow overlooking the Mississippi River just above historic Natchez Landing.
Nov - Feb, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Mar - Oct, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

 

Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church

607 Madison St. • 601.445.4386

Site of Mississippi’s oldest African-American Baptist Church, from the 1830s. The Romanesque Revival-style building, built in 1908, replaced the earlier structure. By appointment. Sunday services, call for rates.

 

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge Birding & Wildlife Viewing Area

21 Pintail Ln., Sibley • 601.442.6696 • fws.gov/saintcatherinecreek

Nearly 1,000 acres of exceptional birding opportunities for neotropical migrants and forest-breeding birds. Magnolia walking trail and beautiful cypress lakes.

 

St. John’s United Methodist Church

323 Martin Luther King St. • 800.647.6724

Built between 1886 and 1892 as First Baptist Church and was acquired in 1915 by the congregation of St. John’s Methodist Church. One of the oldest African- American church buildings in Natchez. Call for hours.

 

St. Mary Basilica107 S. Union St. • 601.445.5616 • stmarybasilica.orgc. 1841. The oldest Catholic church in Mississippi. It is truly a must-see while you are in Natchez.Daily, 7 a.m. - sunset.

 

STANTON HALL401 High St. • 601.442.6282 • 800.647.6742National Historic Landmark. Occupying an entire city block, Stanton Hall is surrounded by century-old live oak trees. Impressive proportions, such as 16.5-ft. ceilings and a 70-ft. hallway.Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tours on the half hour. Times vary during pilgrimages. Admission.

 

Temple B’nai Israel

213 S. Commerce St. • 601.445.5407

c. 1905. Temple replaced the 1872 structure that stood on the site. By appointment. Donations accepted.

 

The Towers

801 Myrtle Ave. • 601.446.6890 • thetowersofnatchez.com

The bed & breakfast is located on the north end of downtown Natchez and rests on close to five beautifully landscaped acres. Tours by appointment only.

 

Trinity Episcopal Church

305 S. Commerce St. • 601.445.8432 • trinitynatchez.org

Opened in 1822, this is the oldest church building in Natchez. Built in the Federal-style with a gilded dome. A remodeling gave Trinity its present handsome Greek Revival appearance. Self guided tours. Call in advance for guided group tours.
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

William Johnson House

210 State St. • 601.445.5345

Operated by the National Park Service. Bookstore, exhibit room and fully furnished recreated living quarters.
Daily, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free.

 

Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

228 N. Martin Luther King Jr. St. • 601.442.1396

Built in 1858 by the First Presbyterian Church to serve African-Americans and rural white people.

By appointment. Donations accepted.

 

 

Osyka

Pike County  |  City Population 481 

 

Osyka Historic Museum & Jail

601.248.5411

The museum and jail are located in downtown Osyka. Call in advance for tours.

 

The Pumpkin Patch at Oak Knoll Farm

5042 Old Mill Rd. • 601.542.5635

Activities include: face painting, story time, animal viewing, hayride to pumpkin patch, hay maze and picnic area. Open October 1 - 31. Reservations required. School tours available. Admission.

 

 

Pearl

Rankin County  |  City Population 23,986

 

Pearl Chamber of Commerce

110 George Wallace Dr. • 601.939.3338 

 

Outlets of MIssissippi200 Bass Pro Dr. • 601.353.0617 • OutletsofMS.comLocated at the intersection of I-55 and I-20 near Jackson, the Outlets of Mississippi is the state’s largest outlet shopping destination. Featuring a collection of more than 80 designer and name brands including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, COACH Factory, Michael Kors, Gap Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store and Nike Factory Store. Shoppers enjoy savings up to 65 percent off regular retail every day. Visit OutletsofMS.com for more information.Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 7 p.m.

 

Mississippi Braves Baseball

Trustmark Park, One Braves Way • 601.932.8788 • 888.272.8374 • mississippibraves.com

Watch the minor league AA team for the Atlanta Braves play at home at the Trustmark Stadium. Check website for game schedule. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

Pelahatchie

Rankin County  |  City Population 1,461 

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

143 Campground Rd. • 601.854.6859 • 866.433.9644 • jellystonems.com

Attractions include 95-acre lake, water zone, beach, game room, golf cart and boat rentals, minigolf, spacious hookup sites and cabins. Daily. Admission.

 

 

Piney Woods

Rankin County  |  City Population 6,415 

 

The Piney Woods Country Life School

5096 Hwy. 49 S • 601.845.2214 • pineywoods.org

The 2,000-acre, co-educational campus creates a living/learning environment for 200 students from all over the world. Blues Trail Marker and museum. Tour buses welcome. By appointment.

 

 

Port Gibson

Claiborne County  |  City Population 1,840

 

Port Gibson/Claiborne County Chamber of Commerce

1601 Church St. • 601.437.4351 • portgibsononthemississippi.com  

 

Bernheimer House

212 Walnut St. • 601.437.8873 • 800.735.3407 • bernheimerhouse.com

Outstanding example of Queen Anne-Craftsman architecture. The house has undergone very few changes since construction. Call for touring. Free.

 

First Presbyterian Church

605 Church St. • 601.437.4351

Architecture features a golden hand atop the steeple pointing toward heaven, as well as chandeliers from the famous steamboat, Robert E. Lee. Daily. Sunday

services. Call in advance to schedule a tour.

 

Grand Gulf Military Park

12006 Grand Gulf Rd. • 601.437.5911 • grandgulfpark.state.ms.us

Civil War battlefield site. Museum, historic buildings, cemetery, observation tower, campgrounds and view of the Mississippi River.
Sun - Sat, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed major holidays. Admission.

 

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads

507 Market St. • 601.437.8905 • msculturalcrossroads.org

This center provides an outlet for the talents of local and regional quilters. On display are handcrafted heirloom quilts, children’s art and photographic exhibits. Workshops offered. Donations accepted. Admission.

 

No Easy Journey

Matt Ross Administration Bldg. • 615 Market St. • 601.437.8905  • portgibsononthemississippi.com

An exhibit of photographs, text and material objects of the Civil Rights Movement.

Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Port Gibson Battlefield

Old Rodney Rd. at Point Lookout • 601.446.6502

Shaifer House, site of opening shots in the Battle of Port Gibson. Confederate forces were entrenched at Magnolia Church. Part of the battle was fought on Bruinsburg Road. Call for hours.

 

Port Gibson City Hall

1005 College St. • 601.437.4234  • cityofportgibson.com

Restored Greek Revival building was once the center- piece for the Port Gibson Female College. Houses the Allen Collection, “Picturing Our Past,” photo exhibit of Claiborne County from 1906 to 1915. Call for hours.

 

RUINS OF WINDSOR

15095 Rodney Rd. • 601.437.4351

 c. 1859-61. Spared during the Civil War, it burned in 1890. Twenty-three fluted columns are all that remain. Featured in the movie Raintree County, with Elizabeth Taylor. Open daily. Free.

 

St. Joseph Catholic Church

909 Church St. • 601.437.4351 • 601.437.4587

c. 1849. Oldest church in Port Gibson. Known for its altar rail, hand-carved by a 17-year-old artist.

Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Donations accepted. Free.

 

St. Peter’s AME Church

409 Church St. • 601.437.4614

A simplified version of the High Victorian Gothic style. Original weatherboards and octagonal spire were replaced with brick facing. By appointment. Donations accepted.

 

Temple Gemiluth Chassed Jewish Synagogue

708 Church St. • 601.437.4708

c. 1891. Moro-Byzantine Revival design. Determined by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to be the oldest Jewish synagogue in the state still standing. A Mississippi Landmark. By appointment.

 

Windsor Ruins Loop Touring Biking Trail

Port Gibson • 601.437.4351

A 33-mile hybrid/road biking trail. Highlights include Ruins of Windsor and a replica of the first Presbyterian church in Mississippi.

 

Wintergreen Cemetery

613 Greenwood St. • 601.437.8846

One of the most beautiful cemeteries in Mississippi. Originally the family cemetery of Samuel Gibson, founder of Port Gibson.

Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

Raymond

Hinds County  |  City Population 1,711 

 

Confederate Cemetery

312 Port Gibson St. • 601.857.8041 • raymondms.com

140 graves of soldiers, mostly from Tennessee and Texas, mortally wounded during the Battle of Raymond, May 12, 1863. Daylight hours.

 

Driving Tour of Historic Raymond

110 Courtyard Sq. • 601.857.8041 • raymondms.com

Self-guided driving tour includes Hinds County Courthouse, c. 1857; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, c. 1854; Confederate Cemetery, established in 1863. Brochure available from Raymond City Hall.

 

Dupree House & Mamie’s Cottage

2809 Dupree Rd. • 601.857.6051 • 601.857.8655 • raymondms.com

Transitional Greek Revival/Italianate architecture. Two historic structures in a magnificent setting. Offers guided group tours by appointment. National Register of Historic Places.

 

Gibbs-Von Seutter House

104 Dupree St. • 601.857.4268 • raymondms.com

Transitional Federal/Greek Revival architecture. Historic house, conveniently located in downtown Raymond, hosts tours, private functions and events. National Register of Historic Places. By appointment.

 

Grand Gulf/Raymond Scenic Byway

Grand Gulf Military Park to Raymond Military Park • 601.857.8041 • raymondms.com

50 miles of back roads in Claiborne and Hinds counties that relate early Natchez Trace history from Indian Territory days to Gen. U.S. Grant’s campaign.

 

Hinds County Courthouse

127 W. Main St. • 601.857.8041 • raymondms.com

Outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture. Used as a hospital for Confederates wounded after the Battle of Raymond. National Register of Historic Places.
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed major holidays.

 

Little Big Store, Raymond Train Depot

201 E. Main St. • 601.857.8579 • raymondms.com

Store in historic depot offers rare and vintage albums, CDs, tapes and posters. Rated in the top five in the nation for rare vinyl records.

Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.

 

Marie Hull Gallery

Hinds Community College, Art Department • 601.857.3275

Permanent exhibits by Mississippi artists with changing national, regional and local works.

Mon - Thu, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Fri, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Closed when school is out.

 

Raymond Military Park

Hwy. 18 and Port Gibson St. • 601.857.8041 • friendsofraymond.org

A portion of the battlefield where Union and Confederate soldiers clashed May 12, 1863. Interpreted, three-quarter-mile walking trail and recreated Union and Confederate battle lines. Daylight hours only.

 

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

205 W. Main St. • 601.857.8041 • raymondms.com

Used as a hospital for Union soldiers after the Battle of Raymond. Bloodstains remain visible on the floors. National Register of Historic Places. By appointment. Donations accepted. Free.

 

Texas Monument

Hwy. 18 at Port Gibson St. • 601.857.8041 • raymondms.com

Granite monument dedicated by Austin Civil War Round Table and Texas Historical Commission in memory of the Seventh Texas Infantry, which fought here on May 12, 1863.

 

 

Ridgeland

Madison County  |  City Population 24,258

Ridgeland Tourism Commission & Visitors Center

1000 Highland Colony Pkwy., Ste. 6006 • 601.605.5252 • 800.468.6078 • visitridgeland.com
 

 

Antique Mall of the South

367 Hwy. 51 • 601.853.4000

14,000-sq. ft. climate-controlled show room is home to over 70 vendors of timeless antiques. Located just off the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, every visit offers a new experience with constantly rotating inventory. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 6 p.m.

 

MISSISSIPPI CRAFT CENTERNatchez Trace Parkway, 950 Rice Rd. • 601.856.7546 • craftsmensguildofms.orgHome to the Mississippi Craftsmen's Guild, the 20,000-sq.ft. Mississippi Craft Center has many functions, such as retail gallery, museum, education center, art referral agency, community gather place and visitors’ center.Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun, 12 - 5 p.m. Free.

 

Ridgeland Multi-Use Trail

From west of Highland Colony Pkwy. to the Ross Barnett Reservoir • 601.853.2011

The 14.76 mile multi-use trail provides visitors and residents a superb outdoor recreational amenity. Users can view wildlife and woodlands with access to the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Reservoir and urban conveniences.

 

Ridgeland Retail Trail

800.468.6078 • visitridgeland.com/rrt

The 14.76 mile multi-use trail provides visitors and residents a superb outdoor recreational amenity. Users can view wildlife and woodlands with access to the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Reservoir and urban conveniences.

 

Ridgeland Trails - Mountain Bike

521 Giles Ln. • tricountymtb.org

The 14.76 mile multi-use trail provides visitors and residents a superb outdoor recreational amenity. Users can view wildlife and woodlands with access to the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Reservoir and urban conveniences.

 

 

renaissance at colony park1000 Highland Colony Pkwy. • I-55 at Old Agency Road Exit • 601.519.0900 • RenaissanceAtColonyPark.comLifestyle center masterpiece with an elegant, old-world design.  An inviting village center that plays host to an ongoing array of special events. An unrivaled venue for modern and upscale shopping, dining and entertainment.For leasing information call 601.352.1818.

 

Ross barnett reservoir115 Madison Landing Cir. • 601.856.6574 • 866.856.6574 • therez.msThe 33,000-acre Ross Barnett Reservoir features parks, campgrounds, boating, boat ramps, fishing, swimming, paved trails, pavilions, disc golf and wildlife viewing.

 

The Township at Colony Park

I-55 N Exit 107 at Colony Park Blvd. • thetownship.com

A master-planned, mixed-use development in the heart of vibrant Ridgeland.  A unique mixture of shops, offices, hotels, fitness, condominiums and single family homes.  Events occur year-round.

 

 

Rodney

Jefferson County  |  City Population Under 100  

 

Rodney Presbyterian Church

Rodney Rd. • 601.853.0230

During Gen. U.S. Grant’s campaign to capture Vicksburg, Rodney was heavily shelled by Union naval forces. Cannonball is embedded in the facade. Ghost town.

 

 

Tylertown

Walthall County  |  City Population 1,609  

 

China Grove Church

China Grove Rd. • 601.876.2623 • co.walthall.ms.us/china-grove-church.html

Built in 1861 of heart pine using hand-crafted techniques. Listed on the National Historic Register.

 

Holmes Water Park

65 Old Hwy. 98 • 601.876.2680 • co.walthall.ms.us/holmes-water-park.html

Launch your canoe in Magee's Creek or take a leisurely stroll along the creek bank and explore "The Trail of Seven Bridges" under the shady pines.

 

Lake Walthall

Lake Walthall Rd. • 601.783.2911 • co.walthall.ms.us/lake-walthall.html

55-acre lake stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, redear and channel catfish. Boat launch and courtesy pier. No camping.

 

Magee’s Creek

118 Dillons Bridge Rd. • 601.354.7303 • canoeandtrailoutpost.com

Those who love the outdoors can enjoy canoeing and tubing. Canoe trips can be arranged by calling the Canoe and Trail Outpost at 601.876.6964.

Cabin rentals available.

 

Railroad & Transportation Museum

Franklinton St. • 601.876.2680 • co.walthall.ms.us/railroad-and-transportation-museum.html

Enter the Museum through the Whistle Stop Gift Shop and enjoy a historical view of the early years of this community.

 

Walkers Bridge Water Park

New River Rd. near Hwy. 48 E • 601.876.2680 • co.walthall.ms.us/walkers-bridge-water-park.html

Simple paved boat launch, covered pavilion, picnic tables, plenty of parking, lovely sandy bank with access to the scenic Bogue Chitto River.

 

Walthall County Courthouse

200 Ball Ave. • 601.876.3553 • co.walthall.ms.us/historic-courthouse--jail.html

On the National Historic Register with an architectural style of the late 19th and early 20th century American movement.

 

 

Union Church

Jefferson County  |  City Population 640  

 

Historic Union Church Community

601.786.3982

Settled by Scots in 1806. Site of  Varnado’s Store, 1863 Grierson’s Raid and Union Church Presbyterian Church founded in 1817. Current building, c. 1852. Galatia Methodist Church, c. 1859.

 

 

Utica

Jefferson County  |  City Population 640  

 

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience

3863 Old Morrison Rd. • 601.362.6357 • isjl.org

Religious objects, materials and memorabilia speak to the long and rich tradition of Jewish life in the South. Explore relevant issues of the Southern Jewish story.

By appointment. Admission.

 

 

Vicksburg

Warren County  |  City Population 23,856


Vicksburg Convention & Visitors bureau

1010 Levee St., Ste. 2 • 601.636.9421 • 800.221.3536 • visitvicksburg.com
 

 

Anshe Chesed Cemetery

Clay St. (access at Grove and Hope St.) • 601.636.9421 • 800.221.3536

Adjacent to Vicksburg National Military Park, the cemetery dates back to 1864. A lunette fortification was built on the property by the Confederacy. Mon - Sat, dawn to dusk.

 

attic gallery

1101 Washington St. • 601.638.9221 • atticgallery.net

The oldest independently-owned art gallery in the state of Mississippi featuring Southern folk art, contemporary fine art, handmade pottery, glass and jewelry and “blues” related items.

 

Bethel AME Church

805 Monroe St. • 601.636.5777 • 601.634.0610

c. 1865. The first African-American Methodist Episcopal church in Mississippi. The first African- American Masonic Lodge in Mississippi was organized here in 1875. Open year-round. By appointment.

 

Beulah Cemetery

Old Jackson Rd. off Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. • 601.638.4287beulahcemetery.org

The only African-American cemetery in Vicksburg, established by the Vicksburg Tabernacle #19 Independent Order of Brothers and Sisters

of Love and Charity around 1884. Call in advance for tours.

 

biedenharn coca-cola museum1107 Washington St. • 601.638.6514 • biedenharncoca-colamuseum.com1894 site where Coca-Cola was first bottled. Featuring Coca-Cola and Biedenharn family history. Old-fashioned soda fountain and gift shop. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Admission. Free under six.

 

Blue Cat Guide Service

601.953.5767 • bluecatguideservice.com

Rod and reel fishing for trophy blue catfish in the Mississippi River. By appointment.

 

Catfish Row Children’s Art Park

Clay St. and Levee St. • 601.634.4514 • vicksburg.org

Outdoor exhibits depicting Vicksburg's rich history. Playful areas, gardens, splash fountains and murals. Daily, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Free.

 

Cedar Hill Cemetery & Soldiers Rest

326 Lovers Ln. • 601.634.4513

One of the oldest cemeteries in the US that is still in use. Final resting place for Confederate soldiers of the Civil War. 7 a.m. - dusk.

 

Cedar hill/soldier’s rest cemetery tours

326 Lovers Ln. • 601.618.6031 • hauntedvicksburg.com

Driving tour of Vicksburg’s Historic Cedar Hill Cemetery. Includes Soldier’s Rest Confederate burial ground, funerary art and stories of Vicksburg history.

 

Chotard Landing Resort

350 Chotard Lake Rd. • 601.279.4282 • chotardlandingresort.com

Outdoor recreation along the Mississippi River and oxbow lakes. Public fishing and hunting. 30 miles north of Vicksburg on Hwy. 465.

 

Christ Episcopal Church

1115 Main St. • 601.638.5899 • facebook.com/christchurchvicksburg1

c. 1839. Oldest public assembly building in Vicksburg. Daily services were conducted despite heavy artillery shelling during the Civil War siege of 1863. By appointment. Donations accepted.

 

Church of the Holy Trinity

900 South St. • 601.636.0542 • churchoftheholytrinity.org

Features six rare Tiffany stained-glass windows. Only 11 such windows exist in Mississippi. National Register of Historic Places. By appointment. Free.

 

Duff Green Mansion

1114 First East St. • 601.636.6968 • 800.992.0037 • duffgreenmansion.com

c. 1856. Lovely three-story antebellum home built by skilled slave labor and used as a hospital during the Civil War. By appointment.

 

George Washington Ball House

921 Main St. • 601.636.7915

c. 1822. George Washington Ball was a distant cousin of our first president. Contains an interesting variety of memorabilia and furniture. Tours by appointment.

 

H.C. Porter Gallery

1216 Washington St. • 601.661.9444 • hcporter.com

Fine art gallery featuring original paintings, original serigraphs and fine art prints and photographs by nationally recognized Mississippi artist H.C. Porter.

 

Haunted Vicksburg

Tours begin at the corner of Monroe St. and Grove St. • 601.618.6031 • hauntedvicksburg.com

Walking tours of Old Town Vicksburg with tales of horror, death and haunting in the Old South, Mar - Oct. Driving tour of Vicksburg's most "spritually active neighborhoods." Nov - Feb.

 

Historic downtown vicksburg

601.634.4527 • downtownvicksburg.org

Rich in natural, historical and architectural resources, downtown Vicksburg is a beautiful home to an exceptional mix of retail shops, restaurants, museums, art galleries, antique shops and other attractions.

 

Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church

746 Johnson St. • 601.638.1591

First established in 1863. Church services are conducted each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. Donations accepted. Free.

 

Jackson Street Missionary Baptist Church

1416 Jackson St. • 601.634.6535

c. 1905. Gothic Revival-style church thought to be the largest church built and owned by African-Americans in Mississippi.

 

Jacqueline House

1325 Main St. • 601.636.0941 • jacquelinehouse.weebly.com

Vicksburg's only museum for the exclusive study of the history and culture of people of African descent. African-American artifacts, art archives, photography and audio visual collections. By appointment. Call for hours.

 

Jesse Brent lower mississippi river museum & Riverfront interpretive site910 Washington St. • 601.638.9900 • lmrm.orgFeatures an orientation theater, river model, interactive and educational exhibits for all ages and tours of the Motor Vessel Mississippi IV. Provides a glimpse of life along the Mississippi River. Wed - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

 

King Solomon Baptist Church

1401 Farmer St. • 601.638.7658

c. 1880. Gothic Revival-style church was founded by King Solomon as a mission in 1859 under the name of Mount Pleasant Baptist Association.

Sun, by appointment.

 

licensed national military park guided tours

601.636.3827

Guides offer visitors the unique opportunity to explore the battlefield and city with a licensed professional. Tours are easily arranged for individuals and groups of all sizes. Two-hour minimum.

 

Maggio Historic Tours

Tours begin at corner of Cherry and Crawford St. • 601.831.5869

Walking tours through one of the most historic districts in Vicksburg. Learn about the history of approximately 35 homes and establishments. By appointment.

 

Margaret’s Grocery

4535 N. Washington St.

Folk art. Margaret’s Grocery has huge towers of pink, white and yellow masonry surrounding the original store building. The structure is the work of the Rev. H.D. Dennis. Drive-by.

 

Martha Vick House1300 Grove St. • 601.831.7007c. 1830. The last Vick family home in Vicksburg. Built for the daughter of Vicksburg's founder.Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m. Admission.

 

McRaven Tour Home

1445 Harrison St. • 601.501.1336 • mcraventourhome.com

c. 1797. Hear the fascinating and sometimes eerie stories about Mississippi’s most haunted house (second most haunted in the nation).  History, haunted and combination tours. Admission.

 

NRoute Trolley Express

1445 Harrison St. • 601.636.1053  • vicksburg.org

The 24-passenger Trolley Express combines the nostalgic charm of the past with modern day comforts. Open Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission.

 

old courthouse museum1008 Cherry St. • 601.636.0741 • oldcourthouse.orgFeatures a plethora of artifacts, illustrations and documents. Gen. Grant raised the U.S. flag and addressed troops from this site. Mon - Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Admission.

 

 old depot museum1010 Levee St. • 601.638.6500 • theolddepot.netWorld’s largest collection of War Between the States ship models. Collection of riverboat and naval vessels with Mississippi names. Extensive model railroad layouts on display. Admission.

 

Outlets at Vicksburg4000 S. Frontage Rd. • 601.636.7434 • OutletsAtVicksburg.comVicksburg's Premier Outlet Shopping. Find the latest in trends and styles. Brand Name Shopping with up to 70% off every day retail prices. Visit our website for the hottest deals and don't forget to sign up for exclusive coupons. Stay connected on Facebook and Twitter. Exit 4A or 5B off I-20. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.Download our free app from the App Store or Google for info on the latest Outlets of Vicksburg news.

 

Pemberton’s Headquarters

1018 Crawford St. • 601.636.0583

c. 1835. Occupied by Confederate Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton during the Siege of Vicksburg. Pemberton held council of his chief officers on July 3, 1863 to discuss plans for surrender. Call in advance for tours.

 

Pigs-In-Flight Children's Museum

722 Belmont St. • 601.456.4867 • pif722.com

A children's center serving children in preschool to second grade with interactive educational and recreational exhibits.

 

Quapaw Canoe Company- Vicksburg Outpost

722 Belmont St. • 601.529.7354 • island63.com

Offering wilderness expeditions on the lower Mississippi River, its back waters, bayous, oxbows and flood plain between the levees. Reservations available daily.

 

Pleasant Green Baptist Church

817 Bowman St. • 601.638.5683

c. 1898. Two-story brick Romanesque Revival-style church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in the summer of 1964. Call for hours.

 

Southern Cultural Heritage Center

1302 Adams St. • 601.631.2997 • southernculture.org

For 132 years the Sisters of Mercy educated children and nursed the sick at St. Francis Xavier Academy and Convent. Tour includes the Cobb House and Gothic Revival convent. Admission.

 

Southern Heritage Air Museum

179 VTR Airport Rd. • 318.574.2731 • southernheritageair.org

An affiliate of the World War II Museum, the museum features an aircraft collection and aviation artifacts. Guests can also schedule a plane ride. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment.

 

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

1512 Main St. • 601.636.0115

c. 1906. Founded in 1906 by Father Heick of the Society of the Divine Word. The Romanesque Revival- style church replaced a 1906 classroom structure.

 

Strand Theatre

717 Clay St. • 601.301.3158 • strandvicksburg.com

Opening as a movie theater in 1934, The Strand Theater is located inside the Adolph Rose Building in downtown, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Westside Theatre Foundation reopened the theatre in 2011 as a movie theatre and performance space.

 

Tara Wildlife

6791 Eagle Lake Shore Rd. • 601.279.4261 • tarawildlife.com

Located in the Eagle Lake community with eight miles of Mississippi River frontage and 9,000 acres of oxbow lakes makes this an ideal rustic setting for a getaway or retreat. Experience diverse recreational activities including birding, nature trails, wildlife watching and more. Two lodges and three houses/cabins.

 

USS Cairo Museum3201 Clay St. • 601.636.2199 • nps.gov/vickRestored Union ironclad gunboat sunk during Civil War. Museum contains artifacts found on board. Vicksburg National Military Park. Mon - Sun, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

 

Vicksburg Campaign Trail

3201 Clay St. • 601.636.0583

Nationally significant sites associated with Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s campaign and siege of Vicksburg. Self-guided driving tour. Brochure available from the Vicksburg National Military Park.

 

Vicksburg National Cemetery

3201 Clay St. • 601.636.0583 • nps.gov/vick

This 1,800-acre park is the second largest national cemetery. Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. Admission.

 

Vicksburg national military park3201 Clay St. • 601.636.0583 • nps.gov/vick1899. Marble and granite monuments, strategic markers and cannon displays commemorate the 47-day Civil War siege and defense of Vicksburg. Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. Admission.

 

Vicksburg Riverfront Murals

Historic Downtown Riverfront • Levee St. • 601.636.9421 • 800.221.3536 • riverfrontmurals.com

Life-sized depictions of the history of Vicksburg using the flood wall as a canvas to capture the city's crucial past and present role in American history.

 

Vicksburg Theatre Guild at the Parkside Playhouse

101 Iowa Ave. • 601.636.0471 • vicksburgtheatreguild.com

Offering live theater for over 80 years and home to the Guinness Book of World Records' longest running show, "Gold in the Hills."

Visit website for tickets and showtimes.

 

Wesley United Methodist Church

1318 First East St. • 601.636.6754

Wesley’s first building was given to the slaves of the white Methodist congregation in 1858. The present building was constructed c. 1950 and was the home of Vicksburg’s first civil rights organization. Call for hours.

 

Yesterday’s Children Antique Doll & Toy Museum1104 Washington St. • 601.638.0650 • yesterdayschildrenmuseum.comAntique toys from the 1840s. More than 1,000 dolls, doll houses, teddy bears and rocking chairs.
Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission.

 

 

Woodville

Wilkinson County  |  City Population 1,158

 

African-American Museum

Boston Row • 601.888.7151 • woodvillemainstreet.com

Housed in an 1814 federal building, exhibits feature musicians Lester Young, William Grant Still, Scott Dunbar and author Anne Moody. By appointment.

 

Clark Creek Natural Area

366 Fort Adams-Pond Rd. • 601.888.6040 • mdwfp.com

Over 700 acres of loess bluffs. Woodlands with 30-foot-high waterfalls, trails and terrain. Open daily.

 

Lake Mary

14950 Hwy. 24 W

7,000-acre lake. Public boat ramp, canoeing/kayaking fishing, birding, and wildlife habitats.

 

Pond Store

182 Fort Adams-Pond Rd. • 601.888.4426

c. 1881. Old-fashioned country store overlooking pond, near Clark Creek Nature Area. Open most weekends or by appointment. Admission for groups.

 

Rosemont Plantation

921 Hwy. 24 E • 601.888.6809

c. 1810. Family home of Jefferson Davis. Plantation includes original furnishings, family cemetery and outbuildings. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Admission.

 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Church St. • 601.888.3177

c. 1824. One of the founding parishes of the Episcopal Church in Mississippi. Call for hours.

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